After an 18 year tenure as Department Chair at The Creative Circus, Dan Balser sent ripples around Ad Land by stepping down somewhat mysteriously. But as of a recent Ad Age article, the cat is out of the bag. This year, legendary ad house Goodby, Silverstein, & Partners will begin a new portfolio program at the agency dubbed "The Academy" that is completely tuition free.
In the 21st episode of The Bad Podcast we talk with Dan about Academy's origins, its future, and who it hopes to help along the way.
Dan is also a copywriter, father, husband, and host of Don't Get Me Started, a(nother) podcast about advertising with a 14 year backlog.